Sunday, February 22, 2015

Honey Bees Live Organically

I had been reading reports about the honey bee not being as prevalent as it once was. Some people have eluded to the idea that this would also mean the demise of our produce. But I beg to differ. We are a resilient bunch. One thing that I have noticed throughout history, is that when a problem has presented itself, for the most part, people have come up with a way to overcome it.

I'm not saying that anyone shouldn't be concerned, but what I am saying, is that we should be asking ourselves what can we do.

The honey bee's role in the garden

The honey bee helps our gardens to flourish by pollinating the various blooms. The honey bee flies from flower to flower, and pollen sticks to its fuzzy body, which then gets relocated to another flower, causing the pollination to take place.

Your role as a pollinator

One thing that people can do, is to foster this process along themselves. On small scale gardens, the end of a Q-tip works fine. When the blooms have started, go take a Q-tip and smudge it the blooms, going from one to another. You will have pollinated your flowers. I have used this method myself.

One a larger scale, you could perhaps use a feather duster to cover a larger amount of blooms at one time. Or if you're really ingenious, you could invent a larger scale method that is both economical and eco-friendly for the masses to use.

Our roll in helping the bees

The other thing that we can do as a people, is to plant organically. Our little insect friends live better organically and our own bodies will also benefit from the more wholesome foods.

If you would like to spread any organic ideas about helping out the honey bees, I have created this honey bee design on postcards, to help you out with your goal.

If you are or would like to become a bee keeper, you can let people know about your bee keeping with a custom yard sign. A suggestion, if you don't already do this, is to visualize seeing there being enough honey for both the bees and people to enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are welcome.

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Cheryl Paton